Easter Sunday is the time for Christians to rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus the Christ and, with the indwelling power and guidance of His Holy Spirit, to strengthen their resolve to resurrect the whole of humanity by the constant practice of unconditional love.
How are we to understand what happened to convince the earliest Christians that Jesus had risen from the dead? Did the apostles resurrect Jesus out of fond memory, or did the Father intervene?
The complete text of Marie Collins' statement to the National Catholic Reporter on her resignation from the Papal Commission for the Protection of Minors
"I find it impossible to listen to public statements about the deep concern in the church for the care of those whose lives have been blighted by abuse, yet to watch privately as a congregation in the Vatican refuses to even acknowledge their letters!"
Why has the Enlightenment dream of a just society proved a mirage, especially in Ireland, and where is integrity to be found? Sean O'Conaill looks for answers to the Gospel.
Teresa Mee, a returned missionary sister, feels there is too often no 'communion' with our typical Irish Mass - and explains why.
Following recent visits from Taoiseach Enda Kenny and all of Ireland's bishops, what picture of the Irish Church - and its problems - does Pope Francis now have? And what do you see?
The ACI expresses deep disappointment that the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference (ICBC) has been unable to agree to bring proposals on ending the celibacy requirement for priestly ministry in Ireland to Pope Francis for their Ad Limina visit to Rome
Does the hierarchical church overuse Latin to overawe, divide and exclude? Aidan Harte thinks so - and argues for a change in the way church documents are named.
With rates of self-harm climbing among young people, Sean O'Conaill argues that we need urgently to respond to the power of media with the Gospel message of the equal and inalienable worth of everyone.
A Thought for Easter
Marie Collins: Complete statement to NCR on resignation from papal commission
Marie Collins Resigns from Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
Was Jesus a whistleblower too?
Mass, Eucharist and Communion: Teresa Mee
What does Pope Francis know of the Irish Church now?
Press Release from ACI on eve of Bishops' Ad Limina visit to Rome
Language which Alienates
Media - cruel arbiter of youthful self-respect
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Irish bishops can't agree to propose ending the ban on a married clergy to Pope Francis, according to the Irish Catholic.
"It is incumbent on us, the People of God, to speak up, to make our support for women priests and for married priests known ........
The case for revising Humanae Vitae, well in time for the 50th anniversary of the 1968 encyclical.
Introducing the Wijngaards Institute for Research - with a short contribution from Mary McAleese.